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Meaning of AMENT

Pronunciation:  'amunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
 

AMENT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: catkin
 
 See Also: inflorescence

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am"ent\, n. [L. amentum thong or strap.] (Bot.)
A species of inflorescence; a catkin.

      The globular ament of a buttonwood.      --Coues.

 
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